The husting was a platform or pavilion, a temporary structure erected at the place of an election. The returning officer (in most borough constituencies the Mayor or equivalent civic dignitary) was responsible for the detailed timing of the election and the provision of a suitable hustings. In Southampton the traditional hustings were erected within the portico of Holy Rood Church, which also served as the place of official proclamations.


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